NORDEN - the nordic arts festival

Federal government: No major events in Germany until August 31

Dear friends of the NORDEN Festival,

with the decision of the Federal Government and the Federal States of 15.04.2020, all major events in Germany are cancelled until 31.08.2020 due to the Corona Pandemic.

So, from this decision it is clear that NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival cannot be held from 27.08 to 13.09.2020 as originally planned. According to the Federal Government and the Conference of Minister Presidents, the NORDEN Festival 2020 is thus cancelled. Now the statements of the press conference of the state government of Schleswig-Holstein have given us hope again.

Currently, we are playing through various scenarios and are continuing to examine the possibilities of allowing the NORDEN Festival to take place this year: In a changed format, by moving the date, or in a different scope. We will talk to the booked artists, our partners, the city of Schleswig and the state government in Kiel. It must be clarified whether the NORDEN Festival is classified as a major event and how the situation will be assessed from 01.09.2020.

At this point, the festival program is already booked and the NORDEN Magazine is almost ready to be printed. The entire festival landscape is being shaken up at the moment, so we will certainly need a few days to realign our planning.

Our appeal to all participants and ticket holders is: Please be patient. We will get back to you as soon as possible - by the end of April at the latest - to inform you about the further development of the festival.


We thank you for your understanding,

Manfred Pakusius & Marno Happ

Organizers of NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival

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